Masquerade ball is a fun quest to do…however, the rewards stink. The trinket is not very useful for Heroes or OL. Or rather, it is useful, but comparatively speaking with the other items available, it is commonly rated low. I'd rather get +25 GP or +1 xp or the staff of light or just about any other Act 1 reward. So I'm finding in my games that this quest is often skipped just due to the low reward.
I even analyzed the Act 2 quests which would result in a hero win to see if that led to dividends and it really does not matter much.
Has anyone else found this to be true? Or is our group somehow devaluing this artifact (the bones trinket) more than we should? I'm thinking of adding a +1 xp or +25 GP reward to it as a house rule just so we can have it back in the lineup.